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Islington Food Poverty Alliance

The Islington Food Poverty Alliance is a broad coalition of local organisations and individuals working together to ensure everyone in Islington eats enough healthy food each day.

Our Islington Food Poverty Action Plan 2019-2022 outlines the ways we are working across the Borough to ensure that by 2022, everyone in Islington eats at least one healthy meal each day.

Anyone can join the Islington Food Poverty Alliance, including: residents, Voluntary and Community Sector organisations, Mutual Aid groups, funders, businesses, schools, early years settings, the Council and local health services.

To receive regular communications from the Alliance, and information about meetings, please email

Coronavirus update

During the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Islington Food Poverty Alliance have been working together to ensure there is adequate crisis support so that no one goes hungry (aim 3 of the action plan). Information on running a food project can be accessed through the information and advice for VCS food projects.

For the latest information on how the Islington Food Poverty Alliance is responding to COVID-19, please sign up to the email updates through contacting

Access to good food and financial support

Community food offers – from lunch clubs to preventing surplus food waste, a variety of community organisations across Islington offer free and low cost food. Further information on what is available can be found on our on our directories page.

Local shops and volunteers who can help with shopping – a number of shops offer deliveries to local residents, and Mutual Aid groups and community centres are able to support residents with doing their shopping.

We Are Islington – the We Are Islington helpline offers support for food, medicine and anyone struggling financially due to the impact of coronavirus.
Money and debt advice – depending on the situation, advice is available to help with budgeting, and financial and debt matters.

Support for families:

Free school meals and uniform grant
Healthy Start vitamins and vouchers

For more information, please email

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